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showing in south carolina, jeb bush has ended his presidential campaign. in nevada, hillary clinton won the democratic caucuses. clinton and bernie sanders square off next saturday in south carolina's democratic primary. sanders campaigned in the state on sunday. >> i look forward to seeing what he has to say in this upcoming week. >> reporter: clinton says she knows she still has a trust issue with many voters. all eyes are on super tuesday, march 1st, when more delegates can be won than on any other single day of the primary season. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. coming up on news4 new york, as apple and the feds battle over the san bernardino shooter's iphone in court, a bizarre twist. the software that should have been installed on that phone and how it would have changed everything. and all shook up. days after earthquakes rattle residents, more shaking in one new jersey town.
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meteorologist erica groh. i'll hav your full seven-day
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new information now on a little boy with autism who went missing last night. good news, he's been found safe and sound. 8-year-old romeo richardson disappeared when he was boarded ing the number 5 train in the bronx.
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was found but he is back home and safe tonight. bill cosby's wife is scheduled to testify under oath tomorrow. but if her lawyers get their way, it's not going to happen. camille cosby's attorneys have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition. she is set to answer questions if a defamation lawsuitnagainst her husband by women who say he sexually assaulted them decades ago. camille cosby's lawyers say she has no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case. > the legal standoff between apple and the federal government could have been avoided with one simple step. the county government owned the iphone that was used by san bernardino sooter syed farook. as his employer, the county could have installed software on the phone that would have allowed apple to unlock it. the county was paying for the
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install it on farook's phone.h pope francis is calling for a worldwide ban on the death penalty. speaking to a large crowd in st. peter's square, he said the commandment thou shalt not kill is just as valid for the guilty as for the innocent. he also called for better prison conditions. he made the comments in advance of an international conference on the death penalty that begins in rome. storm team 4 tracking big changes for your workweek. erica will show you when rain is
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have tip for new york's biggest i-team? call or e-mail. people in parts of new jersey are reporting more rattling after friday's earthquake. police in butler got many calls about aftershocks today. now, friday was the second quake in that area in the past two months.
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this video from friday shows one worker right there on the phone, on surveillance video. there he goes, he looks out the window, feels something shake. e quake 1.1 in magnitude, not very im essive. police say a few minor aftershocks were recorded today. if you were in sandy hook bay, you would have seen some mammals taking in the s today. seals hung out on skeleton hill island this afternoon. the gateway national recreation area shared this photo on s ial media. they invited visitors to come and take a look. just hanging out. >> not too long until we can hang out on the beach. >> even the marine life has to take advantage of this beautiful weather we had this weekend. of course today was a little bit cooler than yesterday. and i told you that that was going to happen. yesterday we were in the 60s. today we stayed in the 50s because of those approaching
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eventually did move in. showers will move out past midnight. it will be dry by the time you head out the door monday morning. more rain arrives mid-week. but it's just rain and not snow for just about everyone in the tri-state area. 48 degrees right now in redding. 45 in stamford and west port. 48 is islip. 46 in bradgewater. 51 in trenton. a live view of radar, you can see heavier cells just to the south of patcom, and a heavy cell moving close to the tappan zee right now. the tra directory takes it to the south. that storm tracker track that you see here moving to the east will also take a little bit of a southerly direction as we head through the next six hours or so. we're going to be pretty much done with this. future tracker helping to confirm that for us. once we get to midnight, the rain starting to push to the south. then after midnight it moves out very quickly. 7:00 a.m. we're back to
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we'll see a partly sunny afternoon on monday. then tuesday, we're watching the approach of our next system. so the cloud cover rolls in first. then by dinner time on tuesday, we're starting to see some of those rain showers approaching the immediate metro area. it's already raining heavily in southern new jersey. there is the potential for light snowfall in the lehigh valley but not really for the tri-state rain. we could see some wet snowflakes in places like west chester, putnam county, maybe even into connecticut. but what we're watching is a milder trend as wese move into the middle of the workweekp looking ahead, as the coastal system delivers moisture to the area, it will also deliver milder air. wednesday will be a day with rain and wednesday. snow more likely inland, but you have to go far inland to get any snow out of this system as it moves through in the middle of the workweek. tonight we'll see those rain showers ending late.
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low. we'll rebound to 48 degrees tomorrow under partly sunny skies. the seven-day forecast, we'll see the rain moving out early tomorrow morning, partly sunny skies by the afternoon. tuesday, another increase in cloud cover as the coast allege system approaches. we could see a wet snowflake or two, as i mentioned before. for us, thing trend in the tri-state is going to be mired. er. with high temperatures in the 50s it will be a windy, rainy day but at least we won't have rto deal with the snow again. >> thanks, erica. hey, bruce. >> hey, natalie, gets who came to mets camp early. coming up in sports, an arrival port st. lucie. we'll check out the first swings of the spring and we'll hear from the mets slugger in a
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for a while it looked like cespedes myself not return. but the man who turned around the mets franchise signed a three- ar deal for $75 million. and today he was on the scene with camera men following his every move. he's back. or should i say he's here for the first time. cespedes, who propelled the mets to the playoffs a year ago, arrived at spring train ing at port st. lucie and was thrilled to be here. >> just like that, that's
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it's just coming home. i'm just home, relaxed. >> after meeting with the media, cespedes headed out to the batting cage to face hitting coach kevin long who was throwing bp. cespedes, who hit homers with the mets, flashed some power and showed some rest too. how did you look for the first day out there? >> he's not exactly where he needs to be. he'll say that, i'll say that. we couldn't be happier he's here. he couldn't be happier that he's with the new york mets. he was smiling ear to ear. >> the mets slugger arrived three days earlier, making a huge statement, according to his skipper. >> he knows new york. he knows the fans. i salutt him for coming back. now he shows up early. i told him today, i said, you know, that's a sign of a real pro. >> y it's a huge for the mets. it not only shows that he wants
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finish off what we started last year, but to show that he's here to support the team and the pitchers and catchers that are already here. >> about two hours mort of north of here, the great american race took center stage, the daytona 500. the final lap was filled with all sorts of drama. denny hamlin makes a bold move to the middle of the track and passes leader 'matt kenseth. check out the photo finish. wow. 35-year-old denny hamlin wins his first career daytona 500. what a finish. what a race. in college basketball, st. john's hosted seton hall at the garden. the johnnys trying to hurt the pirates' chances of making the ncaa tournament.
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st. john's erased a 19-point deficit and with a minute to play, the offensive rebound and the put back to give the red storm a 3-point lead. seton hall responded. that was six seconds to play. whitehead knocks down two free-throws to put the pirates back on top. st. john's had one last chance but never got a shot off. ton hall avoids what would have been a crushing loss. tonight on "sports final," noah syndergaard, one of the aces of the mets staff. we're in port st. lucie tonight for "sports fi l" on the road. rob and natalie, i hope you check it out. >> we definitely will, a packed show. >> how is the weather down there? >> perfect. 72 degrees. >> nice. >> we'll see your suntan when you get back.
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good weather for yoga. see you back here at 11:00. have a nice night. "nbc nightly news" is next. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. on a night when donald trump is still riding high off a big victory in south carolina and jeb bush is out of the race, the question tonight, does trump have the republican nomination locked up, or can he, will he be stopped? and in the democratic race, a similar question. is hillary clinton slowly making her way to the nomination with a win in nevada yesterday?
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in atlanta, where trump held a rally today. >> it's beautiful, thank you. >> reporter: donald trump's grip on the nomination is getting tighter, and he knows it. to a crowd of more than 5,000 in atlanta. >> we won with everything, tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people. just won. >> reporter: trump sweeping all of south carolina's congressional districts, banking all of the states' 50 del grats, despite marco rubio's high profile endorsement and ted cruz focus on evangelicals. 34% to cruz's 26%. trump may have won, but it was a rocky week starting with him calling the last republican president a liar. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. >> reporter: by thursday, smearing the pope as disgraceful. >> no leader, especially a religious leader should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> reporter: and on friday, in his last rally before the vote, recounting an internet myth praising mass killing by a u.s.
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>> and he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men, and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. >> reporter: exit polls showing that like in new hampshire, the majority of trump's voters decided on him months ago, meaning his myriad of controversies and outrageous statements just didn't matter. and nighter do his inconsistencies. on republican hot button issues like funding planned parenthood. >> planned parenthood does a lot of good -- a really good job in a lot of different areas but not on abortion. so i'm not going to fund it if it's doing the abortion. i am not going to fund it. >> reporter: and what he meant in a 2002 howard stern radio interview where he staid he supported the iraq invasion. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. >> reporter: today unable to clarify where he stood. >> i really don't even know what, because it was a long time ago and who knows what was inside my head. >> reporter: that same exit polling showed nearly half of south carolina voters did not decide until the last minute and they mostly did not decide for
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that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's going to have to gain not just maintain support. and if this crowd here in georgia is any dication, the campaign is cof ort they'll be able to do that. >> thanks so much. among the democrats, new momentum for hillary clinton today after caucus voters in nevada decided to place their bets on her. clinton's victory over bernie sanders puts her in a stronger position going into the carolina next saturday. we get more on that tonight from kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton riding a wave of fresh momentum. >> i sos this a great night or whrvat? >> reporter: after a decisive victory in critical nevada. >> some may have doubted us, about but we never doubted each other. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, the loss is a big blow, today courting african-american voters at a baptist church in south carolina. >> reporter: and it was black voters who largely delivered
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a chopping 76% to 22% after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim clyburn and morgan freeman, who released a new ad today. >> just like she's always stood with us. >> reporter: secretary clinton's embrace of president obama's policies as well as her increasingly up close and personal style may have also propelled her, evident during the nsnbc telemundo town hall, speaking to a woman who's husband had been deported. >> i want to tell you i willlend e throuee and ten-year bar provision so that you do not have to face that ever again. >> reporter: but there were also obstacles she must overcome. latinos chose sanders by single digits, and younger voters picked the vermont voter by 72%. we will do well when young pethople, when working class people come out. >> reporter: today clinton celebrating her victory, b also questioning some polls, showing a sanders' lead among latinos.
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did very, very well with every group of voter. >> reporter: both candidates now loamoking forward to south carolina, where clinton has a g lead and super tuesday when 12 states will be in play. >> if she wins big in south carolina, as some people think shnne will do, then she's going to haigve tremendous momentum going into next weekend and the super tuesday states. so i think it's just a real problem for bernie sanders. >> reporter: clinton is now on a two-day fund-raising swing in california, and while sanders outraised clinton for the first time last month, clinton has more than twice what sanders has on hand. kate. >> kristen welker, out of las vegas. thank you. when we come back, one little giasrl's emotional plea for president obama. you totaled your brandk.ew csi. p nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. p it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay p three quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three quarters of a car? p
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a winning smile. and no chance of getting an athletic scholarship. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. this is of course president obama's last year in office, a fact that has at least one of his supporters quite upset. watch what happens when this 4-year-old girl's grandmother, caprina harris, explains that mr. obama will no longer be the president. >> no! >> i know. he can only serve two terms, and his term is up. >> no! no! >> it's okay. we've got to ote for another president.
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>> i'm not ready for a new one. the video has had well over 2 million views on facebook. even the president himself responded, saying, the girl should dry her tears because i'm not going anywhere and that once i leave the white house, i'll be a citizen just like her, and when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me. speaking of the president, a pair of bald eagles who happened to be known as mr. president and the first lady are nesting a pair of eggs at the national arboretum in washington, seen her on a 24-hour eagle cam. they're expected to hatch in the middle of next month. the eagles built their nest in 2014 and raised one eagle last year. these are the first bald eagles to nest in the national arboretum in almost 70 years. and that will do it for "nbc nightly news" on this sunday. lester holt will be here tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new york, and i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from nevada on the eve of the republican caucus. for all of us here at nbc news,
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